The inaugural Challenge Henley looks like turning out to be yet another epic battle between England and Germany but who will win?
For the home side there is exceptional athlete and winner of Ironman races in the UK and South Africa as well as three top five finishes this year, including Challenge Barcelona and Fuerteventura Stephen Bayliss. Also competing for England and new to long distance road triathlon is Sam Gardner who is an exceptional Xterra athlete and is more to used to winning races with a mountain bike. It will be very exciting to see how Sam adjusts to a different surface and how this affects his performance.
For Germany, just announced is legendary multiple winner of ironman and five times Challenge Roth winner Lothar Leder. Lothar was the first man to break the 8 hour barrier in 1996. Germany also have Michi Hoffman who is four times and current World Fire Fighter Champion who came in the top twenty at Roth this year. Throw in Ironman UK 2011 winner Australian Aaron Farlow in to the mix, and it looks like we will
have a great men’s race on our hands!
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